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Travis Childers

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Travis Childers
Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, Mississippi
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, Mississippi, District 1
Prentiss County Chancery Court Clerk
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi (1980)
Date of birthMarch 29, 1958
Place of birthBooneville, Mississippi
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Travis Childers was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi.[1] He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2014, before being defeated in the general election by incumbent Thad Cochran (R).

Childers was previously a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 1st District of Mississippi from 2008 to 2011.[2]



  • 1980: Business Administration, University of Mississippi
  • Northeast Mississippi Junior College


Childers is the owner of Landmark Community, Landmark Nursing Center and Travis Childers Realty and Associates.[3] He also worked as a realtor for Real Estate Business of Robert Davis.[3]

Childers was a member of the U.S. House representing Mississippi's 1st Congressional District from 2008-2011.[3]



See also: United States Senate elections in Mississippi, 2014

Childers ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Mississippi. Childers won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, before he was defeated in the general election by incumbent Thad Cochran (R) on November 4, 2014.

U.S. Senate, Mississippi General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThad Cochran Incumbent 59.9% 378,481
     Democratic Travis Childers 37.9% 239,439
     Reform Shawn O'Hara 2.2% 13,938
Total Votes 631,858
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State Official Results
U.S. Senate, Mississippi Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Childers 74% 63,548
Bill Marcy 12.1% 10,361
William Bond Compton, Jr. 9.9% 8,465
Jonathan Rawl 4.1% 3,492
Total Votes 85,866
Source: Mississippi Secretary of State - Official Democratic primary results


  • Childers released a campaign ad in which three bloodhounds attempted to find incumbent Thad Cochran (R). The ad criticized Cochran for spending too much time out of Mississippi and refusing to debate Childers on the issues.[4]

Childers campaign ad against Thad Cochran

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009, to June 16, 2010, Childers voted with the House Democratic leadership 81 percent of the time.[5] That same analysis reported that he also voted with party leadership 83 percent of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post concluded that Childers voted 81.4 percent of the time with a majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives.[6]

Specific votes

Rep. Childers voted for the stimulus bill.[7] Fifty-seven percent of U.S. voters believed that the stimulus had either hurt the economy (36 percent) or had no impact (21 percent). Thirty-eight percent believed the stimulus helped the economy.[8]

Childers also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[9] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35 percent supported it.[10]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Childers' reports.[11]

Travis Childers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 9, 2014$0.00$51,600.00$(79.75)$51,520.25
Pre-Primary[13]May 22, 2014$51,520.25$30,575.00$(8,689.80)$73,405.45
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2014$73,405$96,446$(134,957)$34,895
Running totals

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